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  • Summary: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hotWaging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished. (Lionsgate) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Jeremy Wheeler
    75
    Rarely have moviegoers seen such a two-fisted wrecking ball of vengeance such as the one realized here by Ray Stevenson.
  2. The film works a bit better than the 2004 "Punisher" installment, the one starring surly, dislikable Thomas Jane as Frank Castle.
  3. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    50
    The script isn't what matters here: This is a slasher movie with guns, and, uh, huh-huh, that's pretty cool.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    38
    A disappointingly schlocky effort that gives up on trying to make a realistic Punisher movie, settling instead on a hokey, multi-colored-neon gun rave best enjoyed in Rob Zombie's family room.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    The dialogue is beyond clich├ęd, and performances feel cobbled together from other movies.
  6. 25
    This is junk, a bunch of hard-R action scenes kept together by the thinnest of plots.
  7. 0
    All Alexander proves in Punisher: War Movie is that a martial-arts-trained woman can make a film just as stupid, coarse and numbing as any muscle man.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 10 out of 47
  1. DF
    Dec 14, 2008
    10
    Absolutely brilliant! A huge congrats to Lexi Alexander. Finally a Punisher movie with some balls. Perfectly cast, perfect amount of Absolutely brilliant! A huge congrats to Lexi Alexander. Finally a Punisher movie with some balls. Perfectly cast, perfect amount of violence, and as a huge Punisher fan, the best movie adaption of the Punisher hands down. Wow, I thought no one would ever get it right. Ray Stevenson is much more menacing on screen than any previous Punisher. Definitely a movie for the fans and not for the critics. Expand
  2. JustinS
    Mar 17, 2009
    10
    If you're a snob that can't enjoy movies, don't see this. If you appreciate enjoyable movies, watch Punisher: War Zone. If you're a snob that can't enjoy movies, don't see this. If you appreciate enjoyable movies, watch Punisher: War Zone. It's one of those movies the critics were completely wrong about. Rent it at Redbox, it's free on Mondays, and only $1 anyways. If you don't enjoy this movie, I feel sorry for you. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    This is my favorite of the 3 Punisher movies although I thoroughly enjoyed the one starring Dolph Lundgren. This one is gritty, **** in yourThis is my favorite of the 3 Punisher movies although I thoroughly enjoyed the one starring Dolph Lundgren. This one is gritty, **** in your face death and destruction with no apologies. The action is sweet, the weapons are bad-ass, and Ray Stevenson's Frank Castle are spot on. Expand
  4. BrianF
    Dec 7, 2008
    8
    There is really not much I can say that has not been said already on this list of audience reviews. I will say that Dominic West chews There is really not much I can say that has not been said already on this list of audience reviews. I will say that Dominic West chews scenery as the mob king Jigsaw. He brings a love of destroying things, and he is the perfect character to battle the Punisher. The casting of Ray Stevenson is well deserved and should have been done in the 2004 film. Tom Jane is a great actor but the look of the Punisher character is already established and he did not look the part. This film is very true to the comic and is ultra violent. This character is well past the point of redemption and Ray Stevenson brings appropriate weight to his scenes of regret during the movie. A person should see this movie if you have ever felt that the producers and/or directors did not give a comic book movie the "authentic" look. A great action film. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2012
    7
    Where the 2004 'Punisher' movie was more focused on a revenge-fueled story rather than blood-fueled carnage, 'Punisher: War Zone' flips theWhere the 2004 'Punisher' movie was more focused on a revenge-fueled story rather than blood-fueled carnage, 'Punisher: War Zone' flips the table completely. While there is a story to be found in here, this sequel undoubtedly works more as an action film than it's predecessor. I didn't find it as good as the first film, but I did enjoy it nonetheless. The action and violence may turn some off, but I was enjoying myself as The Punisher was blowing people to bits and destroying faces with the might of his fist. Expand
  6. TjE
    Jan 22, 2009
    5
    Warzone wasn't terrible nor was it great, however it was better then the other 2 movies. If you enjoy over the top action and gore, Warzone wasn't terrible nor was it great, however it was better then the other 2 movies. If you enjoy over the top action and gore, you'll love this movie. If you prefer a story drivin movie, you're outta luck. I prefer a good story movie, but I liked the action and gunfire sequences. So I gave it an average 5, but any fan of hardcore action and/or gore will find something to like in Warzone. Expand
  7. JK
    Dec 9, 2008
    0
    Thanks hollywood for ruining what should have been a great movie... again. Will the punisher ever get a good film?

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